Children's book author best known for the Bradley Baker adventure series.
He was a reluctant reader as a child and has since avidly promoted reading for all ages.
In addition to his children's novels, he has also written a picture book series titled Jig & Saw.
He was born in Ravenfield, South Yorkshire. He later lived in Devon with his wife and two children.
Like Rick Riordan, he is a popular children's adventure novelist.